Tuition & Fees

$14,410

$14,410

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,611
Declined + 5,570
Total Received 12,181
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Private (nonprofit)

3,796

undergraduate students

138

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5061
ACT 0720

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
46%
300-399
38%
200-299
6%
600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
42%
200-299
10%
600-699
1%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
21%
12-17
61%
6-11
15%
24-29
4%
18-23
20%
12-17
75%
6-11
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
34%
12-17
62%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

Bethune-Cookman University is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. Programs offered though the schools of Liberal Arts, Entrepreneurship and Business, Education, Health Science, Nursing, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Performing Arts & Communication and Graduate and Professional Studies. Its campus is located in Daytona Beach.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,934
Established in 1904
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Daytona Beach, FL

83-acre campus in Daytona Beach (population: 66,645), 60 miles from Orlando. Served by air and bus; train serves Deland (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Bethune–Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 6% of male students
 
6 sororities 13% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
46%
300-399
38%
200-299
6%
600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
42%
200-299
10%
600-699
1%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
21%
12-17
61%
6-11
15%
24-29
4%
18-23
20%
12-17
75%
6-11
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
34%
12-17
62%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,611
Declined + 5,570
Total Received 12,181

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Manicia Finch
Director of Admissions
P: 800 448-0228
F: 386 481-2601
admissions@cookman.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,149,328
State $7,287,962
Institutional $5,959,325
Other external $665,384
Total $29,061,999

Non-need-based

Federal $946
State $245,978
Institutional $1,084,397
Other external $155,082
Total $1,486,403

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aging Studies
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Exceptional Student Education
Finance
Health/Exercise Science
History
Hospitality Management
Information Systems Management
Integrated Environmental Science
International Business
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Recording Technology
Nursing
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religion/Philosophy
Social Science Education
Sociology
Speech Communication/Theatre Arts
Transformative Leadership
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Undergraduate

96%

3,796
students

Female
60%
2,288

Male
40%
1,508

Graduate

4%

138
students

Female
65%
90

Male
35%
48

undergraduateFull-time

94%

3,584
students

Female
61%
2,159

Male
39%
1,425

undergraduatePart-time

6%

212
students

Female
61%
129

Male
39%
83

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
78%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

32%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.20
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented Canada
Haiti
Jamaica
Spain
The Bahamas
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Junell McCall
Associate Director of International Admissions
386 481-2615
mccallj@cookman.edu

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